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Douglas W. Schelling

Doug is an experienced attorney and founder of Schelling IP Law, PLLC. For over 23 years he has provided legal services in the area of intellectual property law, including trademarks, e-commerce, domain name disputes, copyrights, IP licensing, trade secrets and patents.

Doug advises his clients from the initial idea to the resulting company.  He has worked with prominent private and public universities, well-known national companies, and start-ups. Although he has a Ph.D. in molecular biology, Doug is an IP attorney with a wide array of interests in products and services that substantially embody or are dependent on intellectual property. 

Doug has specific experience in advising clients in various industries about ownership, use, acquisition, sale, license and protection of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, domain name registrations, trade secrets, user content, and the like. 

Doug has hands-on experience with a wide range of software and technology agreements, including nondisclosure agreements, material transfer agreements, research agreements, software license agreements, hosting agreements, and open-source license agreements.  He also structures and negotiates strategic alliance agreements and various other patent, trademark and technology license agreements.  


University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law, Juris Doctor - 2000

Member of the Journal of Law & Education

University of Kentucky, Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular Biology - 1997

University of Kentucky, Bachelor of Science in Biology - 1992


Doug was previously a partner at each of the regional law firms of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP (150+ lawyers) and Frost Brown Todd LLC (500+ lawyers).


State of Tennessee

Registered Patent Attorney (USPTO)

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